Just a short time after word came that Michael Young was only wanting to leave the Philadelphia Phillies if he could go back to the Texas Rangers, breaking news brought another team into the picture. According to an ESPN update on July 31, the New York Yankees trade rumors have them looking at Michael Young.
Word is that Young would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to head to the Big Apple and play for the Pin Stripes. It appears that the Boston Red Sox and Yankees have joined the Texas Rangers on Young’s list.
Young is hitting .279 in 2013 with 18 doubles, eight home runs and 34 RBIs.
With Alex Rodriguez probably finished with the Yankees thanks to the steroid scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball, Young could replace the man that replaced him in Texas over a decade ago. He would also join former Rangers’ teammate Mark Teixeira as well.
The New York Yankees have struggled this year thanks to the A-Rod scandal as well as injuries to marquee players like Kevin Youkilis, Curtis Granderson and Teixeira. Young could provide some nice playing time, and could honestly step in as a full-timer at third base since A-Rod probably won’t be back.
The MLB trade deadline is at 4 p.m. EST and the New York Yankees trade rumors could finally find a new home for Michael Young.